Police: Man killed while cutting through tree in Newtown

A man was killed while trying to cut through a tree during Tropical Storm Isaias clean-up in Newtown, police say.

News 12 Staff

Aug 8, 2020, 12:10 PM

Updated 1,406 days ago

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A man was killed while trying to cut through a tree during Tropical Storm Isaias clean-up in Newtown, police say.

They say the 33-year-old man was using a portable masonry saw to cut through the tree when it became wedged.
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Officials say when the man tried to free the saw, it "kicked back," and struck him in the neck.

There have been at least two fatalities in the state blamed on Tropical Storm Isaias.


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